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Opp Drug Bust

State and local officials believe they've put a dent in the drug trade in the Wiregrass.

A drug roundup was held in the city of Opp Wednesday and authorities turned their focus on marijuana, crack cocaine and powder cocaine.

Arrest warrants were issued for 14 people.

Before the day was over, officials said they had all but one suspect in custody.

They will be charged with unlawful distribution of controlled substances.

The bust was the second part of an ongoing investigation that began in Florala in January of 2002.

Information on suspected drug sellers came from undercover officers from the alcohol beverage control board.

They were sent to area law enforcement officials targeted as having high drug trade.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Gambril says this is just one more step in cracking down on the number one crime in the community.

Officials say this won't be the last phase of their investigation. They plan to target other cities in Covington County as well.


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